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New York Times, Friday, May 9, 1980

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { H K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,140

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Across
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"Two ___ the Seesaw" : FOR
4
Ah, me! : ALAS
8
Vail convenience : TBAR
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___ War, great race horse : MANO
13
Some are seeded : ROLLS
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Third or hand follower : RAIL
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Parol : ORAL
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What some pianos need : MUSICROLLS
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Corners have these : ANGLES
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Cross-examine : GRILL
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Po port : TURIN
23
Vicissitudes' ingredients : TROUBLES
26
Philippine island : MINDORO
28
Bailey of comics : BEETLE
30
"Holocaust" author Green : GERALD
32
Christian of haute couture fame : DIOR
33
"The ___ Murders": Christie : ABC
36
Nobelist in Literature: 1915 : ROLLAND
39
Middle: Abbr. : CTR
40
Some are feathered : BOAS
42
Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
44
Rich cakes : TORTES
47
Not filleted : UNBONED
50
Sylvan spires : TREETOPS
52
He kills time : IDLER
54
Anagram for roles : ORLES
55
Stormy petrel's delight : STRIFE
56
Fruity cakes : JELLYROLLS
60
Canzoni : ODES
61
Spindle : AXLE
62
"The Hollow Men" poet : ELIOT
63
When Quadragesima Sunday comes : LENT
64
Lion's share, at least : MOST
65
Diminishes gradually : EBBS
66
Hallucinogen : LSD
Down
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Silent screen star Dustin : FARNUM
2
Catapults or wild asses : ONAGRI
3
Stone or stock predecessor : ROLLING
4
Siva has four : ARMS
5
Gehrig or Brock : LOU
6
Capp and Pacino : ALS
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Irish seaport : SLIGO
8
Fished with a moving line : TROLLED
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Of Balanchine's milieu : BALLETIC
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Homophone for ale : AIL
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Literary monogram : RLS
12
Fortress feature : MOAT
14
Kind of pine or oak : SCRUB
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Birthplace of Jacob Riis : RIBE
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Follower of bitter or tail : ENDER
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" . . . that bloom in the spring, ___" : TRALA
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Closes a car window : ROLLSUP
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Mercenary machine, for short : SLOT
27
Granada gold : ORO
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Go wrong : ERR
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Condemns : DAMNS
33
Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
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Wellington : BOOT
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Patriots Charles and Daniel : CARROLLS
37
Catch : NAB
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Legal right, in Lyon : DROIT
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Small sturgeon : STERLET
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Rock-___ : ANDROLL
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Wriggling : EELY
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Solid: Comb. form : STERE
48
Apocopates : ELIDES
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Protect : DEFEND
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"___ mio" : OSOLE
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Advice to a workaholic : REST
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Controversial planes : SSTS
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Type of session : JAM
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Outer: Comb. form : EXO
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Political party in G.B. : LIB
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Tennis stroke : LOB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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